So What: Sandwiches will always be a prominent menu item in QSR.
Beverages: Dairy and Dairy Alternatives
So What: Dairy alternative beverages represent a future opportunity for operators looking to capitalize on the seasonal beverage trend (LTOs).
Desserts: Ice Cream Insanity
So What: Ice cream and milkshakes will become a new area of indulgent innovation for foodservice in 2017.
Bakery: Labeling Barriers
So What: Spicy and Global flavors that are currently on trend with consumers enable manufacturers to break artificial labeling barriers and deliver products that are more natural. Taste good too!
Consumerism: Global Flavors 2017
So What: Spices and spice blends are having a major impact on the American palate.
Consumerism: Power To The Plants
So What: Consumer veggie centricity will become more widespread!
Consumerism: Protein Obsession
So What: Labeling opportunity: “Excellent source of protein” – Increased sales!
Segment Competition: C-stores: Year-End Update
So What: On a market by market basis, QSRs need to benchmark competitive C-store loyalty programs and retool their programs accordingly.